PHOTOS: Spider-Killer Wasp, Eyeless Crustacean Found

PHOTOS: Spider-Killer Wasp, Eyeless Crustacean Found
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To find its next plant meal, this newfound leafhopper lives up to its name by jumping in short bursts through its Barrow Island habitat in Western Australia state, scientists said in March 2009.

The health of the planet depends on how fast people can find and name new species, according to study author Mark Harvey of the Western Australian Museum.

But "the description and publication of a new species takes time," he said, "with each research publication taking months to prepare."

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—Photograph courtesy Mark Harvey, Western Australian Museum
 
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